Resuscitation Council (UK)

Statements

R (David Tracey) v (1) Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2) Secretary of State for Health

Judgement announced

The Court has handed down its judgement on the appeal in the case brought by Mr Tracey against Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Secretary of State for Health about the placing of a do-not-attempt-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (DNACPR) decision on the clinical records of his wife Janet Tracey.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) was given permission by the Court to intervene in the case and the opportunity to explain the range of complex circumstances in which decisions about whether or not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation are made.

We welcome the carefully considered judgement and have provided a preliminary statement. We recommend you read this statement. We are working closely with the BMA and RCN on a review of the Joint Statement 'Decisions Relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation' and hope to be able to publish this in the near future.

RC (UK) witness statement
Written submission on behalf of RC (UK)
Final judgement
Article by Stephen Evans of Hempsons

17 June 2014

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